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written by Gary Gladding
published by the University of llinois Physics Education Research Group
This is an interactive homework problem for introductory physics students relating Newton's Second Law and gravitational acceleration.  It features a block at rest atop an incline, with angle of incline and ramp length given.  Students must determine the time required for the block to reach the bottom.   A user-activated "help" sequence is provided for each step of the problem-solving, from conceptual analysis through quantitative calculation.  Immediate feedback is received for both correct and incorrect responses.  

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© 2006 University of Illinois Physics Education Research Group
Keywords:
Newton's Second Law, gravitational acceleration, incline, incline plane, kinematics, net force
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June 16, 2006
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NSES Content Standards

Con.B: Physical Science
  • 9-12: Motions & Forces
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G. Gladding, (University of llinois Physics Education Research Group, Urbana, 2006), WWW Document, (http://research.physics.illinois.edu/per/IE/ie.pl?phys111/ie/03/IE_block_on_incline).
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G. Gladding, Illinois PER Interactive Examples: Block on Incline (University of llinois Physics Education Research Group, Urbana, 2006), <http://research.physics.illinois.edu/per/IE/ie.pl?phys111/ie/03/IE_block_on_incline>.
APA Format
Gladding, G. (2006, June 16). Illinois PER Interactive Examples: Block on Incline. Retrieved April 23, 2014, from University of llinois Physics Education Research Group: http://research.physics.illinois.edu/per/IE/ie.pl?phys111/ie/03/IE_block_on_incline
Chicago Format
Gladding, Gary. Illinois PER Interactive Examples: Block on Incline. Urbana: University of llinois Physics Education Research Group, June 16, 2006. http://research.physics.illinois.edu/per/IE/ie.pl?phys111/ie/03/IE_block_on_incline (accessed 23 April 2014).
MLA Format
Gladding, Gary. Illinois PER Interactive Examples: Block on Incline. Urbana: University of llinois Physics Education Research Group, 2006. 16 June 2006. 23 Apr. 2014 <http://research.physics.illinois.edu/per/IE/ie.pl?phys111/ie/03/IE_block_on_incline>.
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@misc{ Author = "Gary Gladding", Title = {Illinois PER Interactive Examples: Block on Incline}, Publisher = {University of llinois Physics Education Research Group}, Volume = {2014}, Number = {23 April 2014}, Month = {June 16, 2006}, Year = {2006} }
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